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Review of Reading & Northern 425 Sound and Fury DVD

 4 of 5 (2)
Once again, we return to Eastern Pennsylvania to experience the loudest locomotive operating today: Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425. With a combination of in-cab footage and trackside runbys, 'Sound and Fury' chronicles 2 weekends of excursions during the fall of 2014.

This program starts on Saturday September 27th as #425 pulls a few short trips during the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day celebration. The next morning you'll see her in Duryea, getting ready to pull the 'Greater Pittston Charity Ride' over the mountain to Jim Thorpe. Operating over the former Lehigh Valley mainline, #425's booming exhaust sounds great at speed - complemented by a sweet sounding Jersey Central 3-chime whistle. With a camera mounted in the cab, you'll see the engineer at work on the climb to Solomon's Gap in the morning, plus a number of hard-working runbys in the afternoon.

On Saturday October 11th, #425 pulled the first of two Autumn Leaf Excursions from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe. We'll cover

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.
Good.
Excellent!

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Fair.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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